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that their states be allowed to secede from the union on the heels of president obama's re-election. one petition from texas has 70,000 signatures. last week, by the way, texas gop official peter morrison wrote a column asking for a, quote, amicable divorce from what he called the maggots, his words, those who re-elected president obama. we'll hear -- well, how about the texas governor, rick perry, by the way, who said this on the issue of secession back in 2009. >> texas is a unique place. when we came in the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that. we got a great union. there's absolutely no reason to dissolve it, but if washington continues to thumb their nose at the american people, you know, who knows what may come out of that. >> first of all, that's not factually accurate. here's the statement from perry today. in a statement, governor perry believes in the greatness of our union, and nothing should be done to change it. he also shares the frustrations many americans have with our federal government. now more than ever our country needs
in a general john allen to remain as commander of united states forces in afghanistan, despite his connection to the scandal. we will hear more on the scandal later today when president obama holds his news conference. you can hear it live at 1:30 eastern on c-span radio. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the miami book fair international is live this weekend on book tv. we have two days of non-fiction books, interviews and your calls, e-mails and tweets. featured offers include bill o'reilly, and a look at christopher hitchens. with a panel that includes his widow. coverage starts saturday. and join us on 94 exclusive offer chats on facebook. facebook.com/booktv. host: washington journal is live this morning from the capitol complex on capitol hill. we are joined by kevin brady, a republican of texas who serves on the ways and means committee. is vice chairman of the joint economic committee. as congress faces this so-called fiscal cliff everyone is talking about, what do you think are the right conditions to deal? speaker john boehner says under the right conditions
to rise. senators from seven different states have petitioned for more federal aid money. senators from maryland and west virginia, among others, asking president obama to request more emergency aid from federal disaster assistance programs. they say the extra money will help speed recovery efforts along the coast. new york governor andrew cuomo has already said damage is in the $30 billion range. >>> the head of the long island power authority has resigned after facing mounting criticism falling superstorm sandy. more than 10,000 people in long island still without power. hundreds protested the company last week saying it's simply unacceptable for power not to be restored. new york governor andrew cuomo slammed all l state's power company, but especially long island power for their slow response time. >>> in iraq several car bombs detonated killing 14 people and injuring several others across iraq. the most explosive happened in the city of kirkuk, where four car bombs exploded. about an hour later, another exploded 40 miles west of kirkuk. another exploded in central baghdad killing o
, everybody join me in thanking the pam. panel. [applause] ♪ >>> now, former state department officials from the obama and george w. bush adds -- administrations talk about student exchange programs, social media, and voice of america broadcasts. from george washington university, this is a little less than two hours. >> i think it's going to be a great event. judith jumped the line at union station and aannoyed probably 150 people to get here. >> [inaudible] >> that's action. i hope they were not from other countries. i'm a professor here at gw and director for institute for public diplomacy and education hosting this event. find us on twitter. we're also on facebook, and we're also hosting a conversation on twitter about this event, hash tag ipdgc, and i welcome you to participate in that happen what i'm going to do to get this rolling is give brief introductions and bios for the great panel here and get going into the discussion, and we have a lot of interesting people in the room so i know we have to leave time for discussion. first, we have ambassador glassman, executive the george w. b
. every battleground state with the exception of north carolina. does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also re-elected the house republicans. whether people intended or not, we've got divided government. >> reporter: but there was one issue that the president campaigned on, it was raising taxes on the wealthy. every, single speech he gave. >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: doesn't he have a mandate there? the top earners? seeing them play more of their fair share, as the president put it. >> you can do that through loopholes without compromising growth. but what we have learned, history and economics, is that you keep raising tax rates on job creators, it will cost us jobs. >> reporter: could you see yourself supporting a plan that raises tax rates? >> i'm not for raising taxes. this is -- >> reporter: you don't support it? >> i don't support raising tax rates. >> reporter: ryan talked to us about how his family took the loss, beginning with his 78-year-old mother. what did your mom tell you after the loss? >> she was proud of me. >> reporter: she was a celebrit
he won some 300 some electoral votes, every battleground state except for north carolina. does president obama have a mandate and, and he said no, i don't think so. because then nancy pelosi would be in charge of the house of representatives. and she's not. do you think that he's got a point? >> you know what has a mandate? solutions have a han date. this election was about solutions. people are tired of the gridlock. they're tired of a congress that spent more time trying to shut down planned parenthoods and open up small business. compromise has a mandate. we go into a new session of congress and towards this fiscal cliff, again, having stated we want compromise. we want solutions. we want -- and by the way, in this election, most of the tea party generals, you know, the icons of the tea party, they ended up getting defeated in this election. so that's the mandate we have. >> so let's talk about solutions for a moment. i'm only asking this because i'm a long islander. what's going on with lipa and who is in charge of lipa and when are they going to fix the problems from lipa.
of their slow response time. >>> senators from ten different states are asking for more federal aid money. senators from maryland and west virginia among others sent a letter to president obama suggesting he add more to emergency assistance programs. >>> a mud slide has stranded people inside their homes near san francisco. a cast iron pipe attached to a water tank ruptured yesterday. it spent 40,000 gallons of water rushing out. crews are digging out cars from the mud. none of the mess got inside the home. >>> the premature birth rate in america is the lowest it's been in a decade. a report from the march of dimes pound the preterm birth rate in 2011 was 11.7%. the birth rate peaked at 12.8% in 2006. a baby is considered preterm if he or she is born before the 37th week of pregnancy. according to the march of dimes, the decline is thanks to actions taken by health officials to address prenatal health. >>> that morning cup of joe might just give you a brighter outlook on life. german researchers gave volunteers the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee. they were able to pick out posi
carry wisconsin! >> reporter: the president wins 330-some electoral votes, every battleground state with the exception of north carolina does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so. because they also re-elected the house republicans. whether people -- intended or not, we have got divided government. >> reporter: you don't think there is a mandate here? >> i don't. because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these idea that we talked about i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we are going to have to make sure it works for the next two years. that means i think both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: diane sawyer asked speaker boehner if you are now the de facto leader of the republican party. and his answer was, oh, i wouldn't think so. paul ryan is a policy wonk. >> i take that as a great compliment from john. >> reporter: is that your role in the republican party, the house policy wonk? >> i have a
the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell the next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace and shoot us as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through
early in the first obama term to move some programs out of the pentagon and back to state candidates and clinton negotiated and it was set up and wired and went to congress and congress set your getting this from the pentagon and that is money don't need and they x an equivalent are somewhere else in the state department budget and gates said we are never doing that again and he said i need those programs to get that and i am happy for you to do them and we are not doing it yet and that -- there had been a good faith effort to think about doing that and it stopped. that-the bigger issue this raises, your national leadership has to be willing to think about institutional reform at a time it is also thinking about national security challenges and getting the economic car out of the ditch and back up to speed on highway and any administration of any political stripe, you have four years to get something done. are you going to make a priority to root out waste and change contract in practices win as bill's book documents so well they have been doing this their whole careers and beat you
was the campaign? >> well, first it was a very close election in ohio and ohio was one of key states, even if we won ohio, turns out the electoral vote count would have gone to president obama. we lost by two points in ohio. recall back in 2004 when john kerry lost to george bush he would often say both publicly and to me on the floor of the senate, but for half the people that could fit in the ohio state stadium called the horseshoe i would be president today. it was a very narrow victory. i do think there were some reasons that are almost technical that some of you understand well. there are some folks here from silicon valley who are very good at social media and their turnout efforts, the democrats, were quite effective. if you look at the numbers, after the fact, the turnout for democrats among their base was better than we expected. i would say better than they expected based on their polling and their sampling. so, you know, they did a better job than we did getting their voters to the polls. mitt romney got fewer votes than john mccain in ohio and still came within two points. the techno
obama, what do you want, president obama won the popular vote, three and a half million. he won the electoral college by 126-vote margin. that's pretty substantial. he won eight out of nine battleground states. only lost north carolina by less than 100,000 votes. democrats picked up, held on to the senate and everybody said they were going to lose it. not only held on to the senate, picture up two seats in the senate and democrats picture up eight to ten seats -- some seats are still not called yet. in the house of representatives. so it was a romp for democrats. they didn't take back control of the house. but there's no doubt about it. the american people rejected romney and ryan. all right. talk about good democratic members of the congress, back in town barbara lee from california is and she'll be here today. so will donna edwards from the state of maryland and of course, eliot spitzer host of "viewpoint" on current tv joins us as he does every wednesday morning. and here's the deal. here's the question. one fin
. obama was serious for mitt romney? and neil cavuto for food. >> county and. gerri: hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. tonight, an in-depth look at housing, the state of the market and the opportunities that await , fires and investors. as you no doubt remember, on a rocky road after a bull market in which prices topped out in july 2005, median home values plummed 32%. and some owners saw their prices cut in half. the worst is over. median prices o 16%. home sales just hit a four year high. inventories are at their lowest lel since 2006. foreclosures are declining. it has been a long, hard road for many families to consider their home their bigst investment, and 31 percent of us still owing more than our home is worth, you may be wondering how we can possibly see a silver ng in the housing market. you want more evidence? phoenix arizona, a market that was the poster child for housing problems. the overbuilt domination leading foreclosure, entire neighborhoods abandoned and in disrepair. today prices are up 25% so far, and track to finish up 30%. to be sure that is not as big again as
-mails. with petraeus. you really could not make it up. tomorrow, president obama will speak about this, if anyone asks him about it. likely john kerry will be announced as defense secretary and susan rice, ambassador will be announced for secretary of state. what do you think of that? >> the question we posed in the tease in the last block do you think you are safer with john kerry as a defense secretary, and susan rice as secretary of state, versus what you have right now. you have a general, four-star, maybe a five star general keeping the place safe. john kerry is the one you want? i don't think so. >> eric: the highly decorated soldier of any other soldier that ever held that -- >> eric: did he decide to keep silver stars or renounce them and throw them over the -- >> bob: he earned silver stars. >> eric: he denounced the service. >> bob: because of an illegal war. >> dana: it was reported today that eric holder will probably stay as attorney general. >> greg: that excites me because i'm a huge fan. it's incredible how the administration fail up. susan rice is appointing bill clinton as a marriage
. millions of votes. millions of women's vote that it took to re-elect president obama. [ cheers ] >> yay! >> reporter: millions of women's votes who helped us elect a record number of women to the congress of the united states. recall as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future of the empower important. these women are part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the world. the first time that a parliamentary body would have a body led by women and its strength and we're very, very proud because of that. i said yesterday, we did not have the majority but we had the gavel. excuse me. we don't have the gavel [laughter] >> we were hoping to have the gavel. >> we don't have -- [laughter] >> we have earl gavel we had something more important. we have unity. we do not have gavel. we do not have the unity. it i think our caucus this morning dated very clearly this morning. so i come here with my sisters. when i came to congress 25 years ago, there were about 23 members of congress who were women out of 435. just think about that. 12 democrats, 11 pruns something li
-elect president barack obama. millions of womens votes who helped us elect a record number of women to the united states. as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. you saw some of these faces yesterday. among the new members elect. i said then that they were part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the world, the first time the body would have a power with a majority of women and minorities as its strength and we're very, very proud of that. said yesterday we could not have the majority, but we have the gavel. excuse me. we don't have the gavel. we don't have -- we have our own gavel. we have something more important. we have unity. we do not have the gavel. we do not have the -- majority. but we have unity. i think our caucus this morning demonstrated that very clearly. so, i come here with my sisters when i came to congress 25 years ago, there were about 23 members of congress who were women. out of 435. just think of that. 11, 12 democrats, 11 republicans. something like that. today, we have over 60 house democ
,000. >>> president obama will be pretty busy looking for new personnel in his cabinet. he now has the task of looking for a new c.i.a. director and needs to nominate a new secretary of state candidate because hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post. cbs news has learned the leading candidate to replace her u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. white house sources say rice has performed well on iran and north korea, but she has been criticized over the comments she made after the attack in benghazi and may face tough republican opposition. >>> nancy pelosi asked female democrats in the house including incoming freshmen to join her at a news conference. she became the first woman ever to lead a party caucus on capitol hill. after the mid-term election, she became the first ever female speaker of the house. >>> a teen already behind bars accused of murder is now facing another charge. 17-year-old joshua mebane is accused of killing teresa bass and critically injuring her husband jerry if waldorf last -- in waldorf last month. the couple was out walking their dog when mebane sho
hope you're wrong. finally, since obama comes from chicago i think he brings chicagos dirty politics to the national stage. there prove my point. we love hearing from you. send me an e-mail. and finally, cash-strapped new york state taking a ridiculous approach to the dmv. the state has tentatively chosen the highest bidder, not the lowest among the highest bidder temperatures driver's licenses, a canadian company. it gets worse. the company can only provide black-and-white photos, and not done. if approved the contract we will cost the state $38 million more than the next operator. still losing vendors and of the company that has produced a license for new york for the last 16 years. they're protesting the award. this takes outsourcing to a whole new level. again, maybe black and white license photos will look better. that's m
kerry, eyeing the secretary of state position may be asked to replace panetta. adding to the stakes of musical chairs, general allen's confirmation hearing to lead nato has been put on hold. during the campaign president obama called for nation building at home in his second term. he'll need to start by rebuilding his own team. john heilemann, you were a guest on the very first program of this show, there is a lot happening inside the president's inner leadership circle. how much of a problem do you think this is for him? >> first of all, let's not -- let's terry for a moment on -- i have been doing some math, 8,760, that's the number for today, 8,760 hours. >> wow. >> since alex wagner took over that chair and ever since -- >> subjected america to this program. >> and ever since then, root beer has flowed from the water fountains here at 30 rock and there has not been a cloudy day. >> and recess has been extended by 15 minutes. you're welcome america and 30 rocks. >> all lollipops and sunshine. congratulation on 8,760 hours in that seat and good luck on the next 8,760 hours. >> tha
barack obama. [applause] millions of women's votes to help us select a record number of people to the congress of the united states. understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. we saw some of these faces yesterday. among the new members elect. i said then that they were part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the world. the first time that a parliamentary body would have a party with a majority of women and minorities. we are very proud of that. yesterday, we did not have the majority, but we have the gavel. excuse me, we don't have the gavel. [laughter] [laughter] we have our own gavel. we have something more important. we have unity. we do not have a gavel. we do not have the majority. but we have unity. i think that our caucus this morning demonstrated that very clearly. so i come here with my sisters. when i came to congress 25 years ago, there was about 23 members of congress who women out of 435. just think about that. twelve democrats and 11 republicans, something like that. today, we have over 60 house democr
the united states, you can see the effect of the fiscal cliff in the wake of the obama victory. here you see the yellow line here is the top 50 blue chips in europe. how they have traded over the last month. this is the dow jones industrial average. you'll see that under performance now, 4.5% as a result arguably of that fiscal cliff and arguably where the election left us. >> it's going to get tougher sledding. >>> meantime other capital markets op-ed, gary is looking although a few charts as he did yesterday. >> you know, carl, great piece by riches warning people about bond funds versus bonds. a lot of people ignore that stuff. a lot of people ignore techni l technica technicals. warn buffet will tell you he doesn't care about that. let me tell you this f you don't pay attention to closet indecks, duration on bond funds and you only one to blame when something happens and you're not paying attention. we've showed you the ones making the rounds. this has been making the rounds called the bernanke bull market symmetry. take a look at this. a colorful picture. essentially this says you go b
obama with 55% of the vote. 184 women ran for congressional office this year, and 40% of the u.s. population now has at least one woman senator. there is no longer an all-male state legislature anywhere in the country. nowhere. new hampshire, which is also my home away from home, now has an all women congressional delegation. and a woman governor, as well as a female statehouse and state senate leader. they are not both democrats, that's ok. they are still women. we are moving in the right direction. and this is my favorite, on the 113th congress, gavels in in january, it will be an all-time high of 20 women senators and 81 women in the house of representatives. [applause] >> this is awesome. now, that is particularly gratifying given that we came off -- i remember being on a -- in a similar discussion just two years ago just lamenting and agonizing that we had dropped the number of women in congress for the first time since 1982 after the 2010 elections. some of us thought, oh, my gosh, how did we lose the momentum? how are we going to get it back? it's so critical. there was
susan rice forward to be secretary of state. megyn: he said if i want to nominate her, i will. president obama scheduled to meet with business leaders. busy day at the white house, to talk about budget cuts and tax hikes. it's part of his plan to help avoid the fiscal cliff. but we got reports on two different studies, one by ernst and young and the conscious at budget office that predicted raising tax rates even on the wealthy will hurt the economy. charles payne and simon constable. author of the the "wall street journal" guide to the 50 economic indicators that matter. charlesing with who put that together, a bunch of rich people who don't want to get taxed? >> realistically. i think the question is, a lot of people will resign themselves to the fact that taxes will go up. but the question is how do you define rich. this is where i have a problem. $250,000 is not real definition of rich and that's not where the average american family who gets to that point should be punished for the work they put in. the president continues to dismiss small businesses saying only 3% are going to be h
of the key states. even if we want it turns out the electoral vote count would've gone to president obama. we lost by two points in ohio and recall back in 2004, when john kerry lost to george bush, he would often say both publicly and to me on the floor of the senate, but perhaps the people could fit in the ohio state stadium i'd be president today. so was a very narrow but to read. i do think there are some reasons that are almost technical to some of you understand well. these folks in silicon valley who are good at social media and the democrat side were quite affect this. if you look at the numbers after the fact, the turnout for democrats among their base was better than we expect it and i would say even better than they expected based on their polling and sampling. so you know, they did a better job than we did in getting voters to the polls. and if i got fewer votes than john mccain in ohio still came within two points. the technology included the so-called orca system. many of you have read about that in the last couple of days, which was the republican get out the vote technology to
is still at it. the middle east is still a hot spot. thomas friedman writes today that for obama second term, i fear that it could be the full nightmare. all of them at once, the whole middle east corrupting in one giant sound and light show of civil war. states classing and refugees dislocating is the keystone of the entire region. syria, and the disorder spills across the neighborhood. joining us again, and fbi supervisory agent. you see that as late? >> what is happening in syria, you have to look at it from a few different perspectives. first you have the syrian people who want freedom from bashar al-assad's regime. then you have regional conflict that is going on. this is between iran and turkey. turkey is supporting the iranian people and iran is supporting the regime. you also have to look at it on a different level. where you have russia and china also involved on global levels with the syrian conflict. it is becoming a war of shadows and a war of different phones. the problem with that is that syria is a multicultural society. you have the christians and shiites and sunnis so i
from wealthier states. tracy: rich edson down in d.c., thank you very much. as rich mentions all the ceos walking in. president obama meeting with ceo's today. he will be in new york tomorrow surveying the damage. i think he is in for a rude awakening. he has his congressional meeting on friday as well. let's talk what happened with the stock market. about 40 minutes in, the market starts to fall. we hit a session low of 124 on the dow. sure enough he says, i'm going to take one last question. we see the market tick up, start moving back up a little it about. let's get to nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. interesting, right, nicole? that the second he said i will take one more we start to see it retreat. >> it was interesting, that the market really has been to the downside. when you ask any trader on wall street why we're down, whether 70, 90. today we were as low as become 125 points why are we down? we are down when you walk this floor because everybody is worried about the fiscal cliff. and i know that the president now is talking about he is open
a it took to re-elect president barack obama. millions of women's votes who helped us elect a record number of women to the congress of the united states. as you look forward understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. you saw some of these faces yesterday among the new members elect. i said then that they were part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the world, the first time that a parliamentary body would have a party when a majority of women and minorities as its strength, and we're very, very proud of that. said yesterday we did not have a majority but we have the gavel. excuse me. we don't have the gavel. [laughter] we don't have the -- we have something more important. we have unity. we do not have the gavel. we do not have the majority. but we have unity. i think our caucus this morning demonstrated that very clearly. so i come here with my sisters. when i came to congress 25 years ago, there were about 23 members of congress who were women out of 45. just think of that. 11 -- 12 democrats, 11 republicans. something like t
. nearly 30% of rhode island's residents were directly affected by this storm. president obama granted governor chafee's request for a federal disaster declaration in four of ourte's five counties. more than 130 rhode islanders lost power, and eight cities and towns were forced to implement evacuations. the whole state will be affected by the as of yet unknown millions in damage and lost business. but rhode island is resilient. some businesses hit hard by sandy and the subsequent nor'easter have already reopened. others are working hard to reopen soon. here we can see the atlantic avenue from the sky, and the owners of paddy's beach restaurant here as well as their neighbors all along the beach are determined to reopen for the summer tourist season. i remember walking through this little notch here with the owners of paddy's and looking at this scene of devastation beside and the owner saying that's not so bad. we can rebuild. we'll be back on our feet in no time. and they already had friends and volunteers on site with hammers and shovels and saws cleaning up and getting things put ri
will have more of them. i'm willie geist in for matt. president obama bracing for some tough questions at the press conference this afternoon but the scandal involving top national security officials to a new level. >> secretary of state hillary clinton and defense secretary leon panetta have already addressed the situation from australia secretary panetta said no one should leap to conclusions about general allen's e-mails to jill kelley who started this all. . we are also learning more about her this morning and why did she claim to have diplomatic privileges when the state department says she had no affiliation with them? more on that straight ahead. >> and the rockefeller christmas tree is on the way. another symbol of the holidays, black friday, but this year the dash for deals will start on thanksgiving. a lot of people not happy about that signing a petition to stop it. coming up we'll hear from the woman behind that movement and today's professionals will weigh in. >>> and then as we know hollywood filled with good looking men, but who is the sexiest man alive? this morning we
/booktv. >> treasury secretary tim geithner backed up president obama's plan to extend bush era tax cuts -- secretary geithner spoke tuesday at the annual "wall street journal" ceo council meeting. this is a half-hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, the treasury secretary of the united states, tim geithner. [applause] the people in this room, we polled them before you got there, by two to one we do not expect a deal before we had the fiscal cliff. -- haight the fiscal cliff. there is a bit of a highlighting of the dominican republic, which we have not bigger gap. -- figured out. [laughter] i think there is a lot of anxiety in this room about the fiscal cliff. do you think we will go over it, or are you confident they will deal with the other side before we get there? >> there is a lot to sea, but i think there is every reason to believe this is a solvable problem. it is true we have a lot of challenges with the country. but there is a lot of support for trying to do things that will help make the economy stronger in the short term. universal support for extending the middle-class tax cuts -- that remove mu
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